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Biodegradable Plastic

Proposals from the EU to improve degradability of agricultural films have met a sharp riposte from Plastic Recyclers Europe. more

3 Oct 2017 13:36 Industry News

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University of Wolverhampton

Materials researchers at the University of Wolverhampton have published results from a project with partners in Poland and Italy to turn PET into bioplastics. more

8 Sep 2017 15:57 Materials

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RPC

A new material for coffee capsules has been made by RPC to provide a robust compostable container. more

9 Feb 2017 16:25 Materials

An Israeli start-up company that develops biodegradable films is set to launch a new range of sustainable packaging to the UK market. more

20 Jul 2016 12:22 Materials 1 Comments

Following the recent announcement that a 5p bag tax will be introduced in England from 2015, a UK-based company claims to have developed a biodegradable AND recyclable solution. more

7 Feb 2014 15:52

Speaking at the House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) 8th January, UK recyclers told MPs that an exemption to the proposed carrier bag charge for biodegradable plastics bags would "severely damage" the UK plastics recycling industry. more

10 Jan 2014 14:23 Environment 1 Comments

Biome Bioplastics, a UK-based developer of natural plastics, has helped to develop a biodegradable coffee pod that it says offers one of the first sustainable packaging alternatives in the single-serve market. more

7 Nov 2013 12:43 Environment

Gordon Thompson, Technical Manager at the Renewable Energy Association, writes for BP&R on the definitions, differences and distinguishing factors in order to clarify an often-misunderstood area. more

17 Mar 2013 16:22 Environment

The Technological Institute of Plastics in Spain (Aimplas), claims it is developing a fully biodegradable plastic produced entirely from wheat straw, which has the properties required to be used in the manufacture of white goods. more

30 Jan 2013 12:24 Environment